George Nolfi Set to Direct Bruce Lee Biopic Birth of The Dragon

George Nolfi on the set of The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Movie Image

Looks like the Bruce Lee biopic “Birth of the Dragon” is moving forward, with “The Adjustment Bureau” director George Nolfi signing on to direct.

Although “Birth of the Dragon” is a biopic of Lee, the story will be told from the perspective of the very Caucasian sounding Steve Macklin, “a young disciple” of the kung fu master. “Dragon” will be set in 1960s San Francisco’s Chinatown, and will find Lee battling Triad gangsters with the help of Macklin and fellow kung fu master (and awesomely named) Wong Jack Man.

Yeah, I guess it’s safe to say they’re going to take a lot of liberties with Lee’s life on this one. I know that Lee eventually ended up playing the crimefighter Kato in “The Green Hornet” TV show, but I don’t quite remember all the times he went around beating up criminals ala Batman. Or, more appropriately in this case, Iron Fist.

Besides directing the sci-fi drama “The Adjustment Bureau” (which I really liked), Nolfi is also most known for writing “The Bourne Ultimatum” screenplay.

The film is set to go into production next spring, so you’re probably looking at a late 2015 release or thereabouts.

Bruce Lee

Via : Variety